Local music: Mors Ontologica

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Just 13 months after unveiling "Yesterday's Darlings and the Bohemian Bourgeois," Mors Ontologica is back with "Hot Mess." Mors' annual Black Box Benefit on Saturday at Ruby Tuesday, benefitting CD101 for the Kids this year, doubles as the release show.

"Hot Mess" is lighter and looser than "Yesterday's Darlings," though just about anything would be compared to that double-LP-length rant about feeling betrayed by the Columbus music scene.

Frontman Crow is still offended though, whether declaring "Your girlfriend's a bitch! Let's all get wasted!" or continuing to vent anger toward a segment of the music community: "I was kicked in the face by the shitgaze racist homophobic mafia."

But "Hot Mess" rocks and sways like a nerdy post-punk Rolling Stones, and the Black Box show is sure to exude positive vibes. Low Men, Marvin the Robot, The Hail Bop Group, The Muzzleloaders and DJs Funky D and True Skills will be on hand, plus free barbecue and giveaways.

Chug along:

Ruby Tuesday

8 p.m. Saturday, May 14

1978 Summit St., Campus